Benvengudo is a luxury hotel located in the Baux de Provence in the South of France, a few steps from the Carrières de Lumière, the Château des Baux de Provence, Arles and the Camargue.
Les Baux de Provence
While the population of Les Baux de Provence is merely 500 residents, this area receives more than 1.5 million visitors per year. Its popularity is due in no small part to the exceptional scenery of the village. Located in central Provence on a rocky plateau 245 m above sea level, you can see the valley and surrounding area of Les Alpilles here.
During the 19 century, it was a popular artists location and is carefully preserved today. No cars are permitted within the village. Explore the castle and citadel dating to the 10th century.
The Chaine des Alpilles is a mountain range south of Avignon. It is made up of limestone, olive groves, and garrigue. The range sweeps around the La Durance and Rhone rivers and consists of Maussane-les-Alpilles and Saint-Remy-de-Provence. It is a bird sanctuary of sorts, with over 100 rare or protected species. There are also over 200 castles and archaeological sites to roam.
This city is a historic treasure which has been the birthplace of many famous artists and great thinkers including the French painter Paul Cezanne. There are many museums and fountains throughout the city which was once the home to King Rene in the 15th century. The King was a patron of the arts and soon the area became known for its creative way of life.
Located in the far southern area of France inside the Bouches-du-Rhône, Saint Remy de Provence is just 12 miles from Avignon and the Alpilles mountains. Transport to the town is easy to arrange from Hotel Benvengudo. Discover the large assortment of attractions and historical sites. Saint Remy de Provence is also where the ruins of an ancient Roman city named Glanum lie waiting for exploration.
Built in less than 20 years, the Palais des Papes was guided into creation in 1335 by two popes, Benedict XII followed by Clement VI. It is the largest Gothic palace in Europe and contains more than 20 rooms to explore on your visit. The private chambers and frescoes are said to be extraordinary. Currently, the building hosts many exhibitions and cultural activities throughout the year.